Lower Back Pain and Sciatica
Recommended by NICE
NICE’s updated guideline on low back pain and sciatica recommends exercise in all its forms – for example stretching, strengthening, aerobics or yoga.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) publishes health guidelines and serves both the English and Welsh NHS.
The idea of yoga therapy is to provide you with a yoga sequence that you can practise at home to help you with a particular health condition. I have a lot of experience with lower back pain and sciatica. The length of the practise is decided by you. It is practised by yoga teachers with specialised training and experience in the therapeutic adaptation and application of yoga and is regulated by the CNHC (complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council). I am also certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. No experience of yoga is necessary. My approach begins with very simple exercises so that you can begin to practise and benefit straight away.
Lower back pain and sciatica can have a number of causes each of which require a slightly different approach and use of techniques. Common causes are
- Arthritis of the spine
- Bulging or herniated inter vertebral disks
- Piriformis syndrome
- Sacroiliac joint problems
An assessment of these areas will help indicate the yoga techniques we should use and the ones we should avoid in creating your sequence to practise at home.
If you would like to know more or would like to discuss your lower back pain, I would be delighted to have a chat with you. Please don’t hesitate to call or email.